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approaching all you folks in the eastern shore. that's where the activity is headed. so you'll be dealing with this. sunny and dryer conditions as you can move in. as you can see. one to two showers. temperature-wise. if you are under one of these showers that quickly drop into the mid-70s as we did here. saturday, however, we have lower humidity air coming in. yes, it will be dryer. more comfortable tomorrow, compared to what we've seen. a baltimore laid to rest. more than 800. wjz is live. jessica kartalija is at today's service. >> well, kai, it was a very emotional day here at the cathedral of mary our queen. many very sad to see the passing of a baltimore legend.
but also many very positive would be the good word to say. that they were remembering all the good times and the real wonderful impact that he had on all of their lives. at the cathedral of mary our queen, a baltimore legend is remembered. >> our father loved us. his family more than himself. his children were his life. we defined him. >> reporter: hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of the nfl hall-of-famer. the colts' defensive tackle, known for his incredible athleticism on the field. and his larger than life personality am. >> my father will not rest in peace, unless i tell you how much he loved all of you. the citizens of baltimore molded a boy from the bronx to a great man on and off the field. you gave him so much happiness.
>> reporter: several former colts greats, like lenny moore, jeno marquettey, john mady, ordel bracey, and andy nelson, attended the funeral. >> he was a special person. and he was what baltimore was all about. >> used to get the people that i see here today. that's amazing. >> to have a guy like donovan. you know, your mind is on what you gotta do and how you gotta do it. and you're tightening up in your head. then all of a sudden, you hear a roar. over there in the locker room. and there's donovan over there. you know? getting guys together. loosening them up. >> governor martin o'malley and former governor bob ehrlich. join hundreds of close friends, teammates and family members to remember the great art donovan. >> and of course, always important to remember just how talented he was on the field. his former teammate, andy
nelson, tells wjz, that artie is still playing football. just this time up there on the big field. back to you on tv hill. art donovan is survived by his wife of 57 years. dottie and five children. a standoff in charles county leaves one person injured. denise is live in the newsroom with the latest for us. it happened in waldorf, just a few hours ago. they were serving a search warrant when they came across an armed occupant. there was an exchange of gunfire. and the gunman was shot multiple times. emergency crews flew that man i critical condition. neighbors were evacuated during the confrontation. but are now allowed back in their homes. reports indicate that the man was suspected of committing mail fraud and was being investigated by the u.s. postal service. updating the breaking news, a terrifying scene.
small plane crashes into the home. two are missing. and investigators are trying to determine just how many people were on the plane. adriana diaz has the latest for wjz. >> two homes caught fire, after the twin-engine plane went down in a residential neighborhood, not far from the tweden new haven airport. firefighters started quickly searching for survivors. >> there are reports that two children were in the house. there are reports that there were 1 to 3 people on the plane. so far, on a visual inspection only, we've been able to identify two bodies. >> reporter: connecticut governor dan malloy says it will take sometime to recover victims because the fuselage of the plane is in the basement of the house. one neighbor said he ran to help, when he heard a woman screaming her kids were inside. he said they couldn't find the children. and when the flames got too intense, he had to drag the woman out. the missing children are believed to be one and 13 years old. >> and it's awful. i never want to see that plane
again. >> the plane was in contact with air traffic control in the connecticut area. >> all we know is that it missed the approach and continued on. and there were no distress calls. >> a team from the national transportation safety board is headed to the scene to help investigate. adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. >> and one neighbor says he did not hear any engine noise before the plane crashed. just a loud noise. then a thump. stepping up security. several recent crimes at johns hopkins school of medicine in east baltimore, put police and hospital officials on alert. wjz is live. linh bui explains these new precautions. linh? kai, since mid-july, several employees have been attacked or robbed near campus. but these new security measures should make it safer. >> reporter: a vonger police presence around johns hopkins. more foot and bike patrols along north wolf and north
washington street. >> i noticed that johns hopkins security guards, every time i go up that way. they're coming further and farther down. it might help the community. >> plans for increased security. and a security kiosk outside student apartments on north wolf. three different incidents led to this increase in security. one person's cell phone was stolen. another person was robbed. and a third person was assaulted. >> reporter: hopkins gave wjz this statement. our security department takes all crimes very seriously. and they act quickly to ensure the well being and comfort of patients, family and staff. >> it's a little disturbing. you know, it's hard to keep your personal things safe. >> reporter: police say the majority of robberies in the city are cell phone related. so always be aware of your surroundings. >> make sure they're walking in well-lit areas. that they walk in groups whenever possible. that's not advertising the fact that they have a cell phone. we don't want to see anybody become the victim of a crime.
>> reporter: police are also stepping up patrols. >> what you won't see are the unmarked and undercover officers that have been put into the area. >> people are glad there are more officers around. baltimore city police are still following up on leads, and expect to make several more arrests. linh bui, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you ever want to see more, you can contact police. ravens are flying high. sports director mark viviano has more. i think, mark, it would only mean good things for the season to come. >> it is good. no doubt. it was a resounding victory that featured domination pretty much all the way around. doesn't hurt to have an early boost from a positive result. overall, the ravens hold
their head high. for most, it's just good to get on the field and face another team, back into the field of competitive football. >> no matter how hard you go. still anxious to play football. it's almost like it never really happened. >> those changes include a number of new players like chris canty who had a quarterback sack. plus, playing in their first pro game. >> i'm very excited. i mean -- just to go out and have fun. >> ravens fans brave the rain and were rewarded with a 44-16 win. we asked you with our wjz the fan cam, what part of the victory excited you the most. >> i think they did a wonderful job. i mean, the new players they did -- had did an outstanding job. and i was very excited.
>> there wasn't one person out there that was, oh, he's going to get cut, or he's gone. it's going to be a tough contest. >> the defense. it surprised me a lot. i really wasn't expecting them to do as well as they did last night. >> reporter: still awaiting updates on a couple of injuries. the ravens' practice in owings mills tomorrow. and a workout at the stadium sunday. >> all right, mark. thank you. and preseason game for the ravens. next week against the atlanta falcons here. >> producer dave block and i were watching last night. looked like they may have gotten some kind of squad stinger. we were hoping nothing more than that. the team certainly needs him. still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. childhood obesity rates take a surprise turn. i'm monique griego. coming up, the latest on the study by the cdc.
wildfire rages on in california. hundreds remain evacuated tonight. how much the fire has grown. and how much firefighters have contained. major surveillance announcement. what president obama says about changes to controversial spying programs. yet another chance for showers and storms today. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. ,,,,
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it's 80 degrees and light rain in central maryland. the complete forecast is coming up. president obama says he wants the american people to have confidence in the checks and balances in the government surveillance programs. a short time ago, he rolled out new steps to make that happen. marlie hall reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama
used his 25th white house conference. >> it's right to ask about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. >> reporter: the president says he will appoint a panel of outside experts to tackle the big questions about the balance between national security and americans' privacy. >> and they'll consider how we can maintain the trust of the people. how we can make sure that there is absolutely no abuse in terms of how these surveillance technologies are used. >> reporter: the panel will present its findings to the president in 96 days. and he will send recommendations to congress on ways to increase tranparency. >> nsa leaker edward snowden has leaked things that have rattled the public's trust. >> our decision to not participate in the summit was
not simply around mr. snowden. it had to do with the fact that frankly, on a whole range of issues, where we think we can make some progress, russia has not moved. >> reporter: the family is preparing to take a vacation at martha's vineyard. marlie hall, wjz eyewitness news. >> the president also condemned new anti-gay measures in russia, but said he didn't think it would be appropriate for the united states to boycott the 2013 winter olympics in russia. the father of nsa leaker edward snowden has applied to travel to russia. the two haven't spoken since the contractor disclosed top surveillance program. they hope to discuss snowden's status in the united states where he has been charged with espionage. here's kristy breslin again at wjz traffic control.
>> hi, mary. hi, everyone. friday afternoon chaos, mixed with a lot of rain out there. watch for delays now. northbound 95, from the beltway on the southwest side, going all the way over to riverside parkway. it's going to take a good 45 minutes to get through. on the top side inner loop, stop and go there. west side inner loop. moving quite slowly there, from 895, approaching 795. but as far as 70 goes, trouble in both directions, westbound from the beltway to marriottsville road. and east makes your way tord the beltway. harrisburg expressway, and as far as accidents go, route 22. gilford. and also, security boulevard at green gauge road. let's take a live look. as you can see things creeping along there. we'll take another live look. as you can see, delays 50 eastbound from sandy point to the bay bridge toll plaza. this traffic report is brought to you by dunkin' donuts.
america runs on dunkin. kristy, thank you. the raging wildfire in southern california has now consumed 25 square miles. it is burning 90 miles east of los angeles, expanded by about 2,000 acres overnight. but it is 25% contained. 1400 firefighters, nine helicopters are working around the clock to contain this blaze. six people have been injured, including five firefighters. the fire has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. well, seeing that, we can say, scorched earth. that's what new images from nasa satellites are showing across the world. hotter, dryer conditions are fueling more wildfire. and scientists are worried about the future. >> reporter: destructive wildfires are burning across southern california, with winds pushing the flames into timbered dry woodlands. hundreds flee as fire consumes
their businesses and their homes. extornado -- extended periods of triple-digit conditions have fueled wildfires from alaska to new mexico. it is something nasa has had its eye on all summer long, with these dramatic satellite images. >> we're living in a warmer world and a dryer world. when we have dryer world, there's more areas susceptible to fire. >> they follow a simple but dangerous continue. -- condition. hotter conditions bus plus more people in the world equals greater chance there will be more wildfires. this nasa projection shows the fire threat from 1990, through today, and up through the year 2100. >> the areas in red. for areas across north america and the united states, that we think are going to be more prone to fire over time. so you can see, they're areas you are used to seeing fires am but look at the midwest, the great plains. these are areas that we don't
normally think of as being wildfire prone. but our model suggests that will be happening in the future. nasa's highlight has been keeping a close eye on this. >> actually, text information to people on the ground as to where the fires are in remote areas. >> reporter: and just this summer alone, more than 870 homes have been destroyed by wildfires across the u.s. >> thank goodness for the satellites that provide the critical data. >> the quality of these pictures. >> i know. and they're aiding the firefighters. we have pretty good thundershower activity. rain in the region. temperatures bouncing all over. 80 now. west winds at 8. barometer falling. come back and take a look at a nicer, dryer weekend after this. ,, [ dog growls, barks ]
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eastern shore. take a look at radar. that line of storms, pretty much from galena and chestertown two queenstown. you can see that storm sitting over the bay bridge. they have gusty winds, 30 to 40 miles an hour. and you folks in queenstown. it's right on top. annapolis is just moving to the east. another brief shower, west of severna park. for the most part, the activity has shifted to theurn upper eastern shore. and will continue to move off into delaware over the next hour or two. so you folks in dover, denton, easton, topper county, caroline county, tell be affecting you in the next 30 to 45 minutes with brief downpours and gusty winds wind in some spots. temperature-wise, if you did get a shower, you're probability near 70 to 80. d.c. hasn't seen the rain. 90 yet in houston. 83 in elkton. with shower activity cooling down there.
72, cool spot in oakland. upper 70s to near 80. rock hall getting rain. but last hour, on the hour, they did not report showers. hot spot, south and west, where they have yet to see the showers. we've got a bit of a west wind tomorrow. a west wind will bring in some dryer air for at least, looks like saturday and sunday. going to be a lot nicer than last couple of days, at least humiditywise. lots of rain to our north and northeast. mount washington, almost 6 inches of rain. to our west and southwest. that frontal boundary, crossing the region tonight. scattered showers still possible for the next few hours. then dryer air for the weekend. it will be less humid. you'll feel the difference tomorrow afternoon. sunday, probably the same thing by sunday afternoon. a shower or two can develop just south of the area pretty much south of d.c. west winds at 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, around 77 still. tonight, showers and storms. mainly now to the east of us.
could still see one later on. 72, up to 88 tomorrow. lower humid will make it feel a lot more comfortable, rather than the high humidity we've had the last couple of days. >> that is good. a maryland man celebrates the 30th anniversary of his heart transplant. and as christie ileto explains, this makes him one of the longest surviving heart transplant patients. orlando defeliz knows just how far heart transplants have become. at 28, paddling a serious heart condition, defeliz was fighting to live. >> when i was first told that i was going to need a heart transplant, that was very scary. especially at that time you
know, heart transplants weren't being done. >> reporter: they put the hart of a 16-year-old girl into his chest. >> we knew it was going to work. what we didn't know was how well it would work. >> at the time, it was more risky, more complicated. doctors gave him a 50% chance of surviving his first five years post surgery. >> orlando was a pioneer. >> he didn't perform the surgery, but he's been defeliz's cardiologist for the last 20 years. >> to point people and say this man is alive today. it's a good feeling. >> reporter: this year, defeliz celebrates 30 years of life, post-surgery, becoming one of the nation's longest surviving heart transplant patients, even while receiving a kidney three years ago. >> we have seen firsthand how wonderful organ donation can be and how it can save somebody's life. >> and now, they are asking
others to be organ donors so someone else may have the same chance as orlando. today, johns hopkins has done almost 600 transplants. and even today, there is a shortage of donor hearts. and doctors are hoping defeliz's story will encourage people to be an organ donor. shooting rampage. the new charges the streeter is facing after two attacks in dallas. she hired a hitman to kill her husband. was she a cold and calculating killer? or a victim of abuse? i'll have the latest on carla porter's trial, coming up on eyewitness news. baltimore county's restaurant week kicks off. so which chefs are showing off their culinary skills this year? i'm gigi barnett in hunt valley. the tasty details are coming up. and here's today's report from wall street.
jail time. wjz is live at baltimore county courthouse. derek valcourt was in court and has more on karla porter's defense. derek? >> reporter: well, prosecutors are trying to portray karla porter as a cold and calculating killer. but defense attorneys say she is the victim of horrendous obuse. and today, they called psychologists to talk about it. >> reporter: karla porter says after years of physical and verbal abuse from her husband ray, she felt she had to hire a hitman to kill him. and in march of 2010, that's what she did, with help from some of her family members, she arranged for hitman, walter bishop, to shoot her husband in the head, at the hess gas station. she frantically called 911 and said he was shot by a robber. >> you know the person that -- >> no, i never seen him before [ crying hysterically ] he was black and he just came in the side door. i went out and i came in and -- >> but under pressure during a
police interrogation, she finally confessed. >> are you understanding what we are saying to you? >> i think so. >> we know. we know. we're not stupid. >> after i told you what a wonderful man he was, i didn't want you to know he hit me stims. i just wanted somebody to hit him. i didn't want for any of this to happen, i didn't. >> the abuse she described later was much more severe than he she originally claimed. the psychiatrist says she had severe depression and battered spouse syndrome. >> reporter: the defense team rested their case today. and the judge said that he'll have closing arguments sometime on monday. it's possible a jury could begin their deliberations on the case as late as monday afternoon. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. carla porter faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.
additional charges are filed against the texas man accused of killing four people, injuring four others in separate attacks. vic is in the newsroom with more on this for us. vic? >> reporter: well, mary. erbie bowser, reportedly shot his wife and her two daughters and two other kids. he also went to his estranged wife, killing her and her two boys. he also injured others at the time. he worked for years as a special education teacher. a family member identified him in a lineup. >> the suspect is being held in the dallas county jail. detective the say he is not cooperating. well, prosecutors are nearing the end of the sentencing phase in the court- martial of army private bradley manning. prosecutors have been cawrging manning's actions put two people in danger. the defense will start presenting on monday.
manning faces up to 90 years for releasing classified information through the website wikileaks. the obesity rate for one group of kids is showing signs for improvement. monique griego has more on the new study and what parents need to know. >> reporter: while childhood obese hit continue -- obesity continued to be an epidemic in the u.s. for the first time in years, the obesity rate is showing signs of improvement. >> it's not a hume drop. but it is a really positive step. >> michelle demule-hayes, a pediatrician, says the change is small but significant. the study done by the cdc shows between 2008 and 2011, the obesity rate for low-income children, aims 2 to 4, decreased in 19 of the 43 states measured, including maryland. experts say reaching kids in this age range is especially crucial. >> it's kind of that window of
opportunity where we can really get them before these food habits are ingrained. >> reporter: according to the report in maryland, the obesity rate for low-income preschoolers dropped from 15.7 to 15.3%. demule-hayes says many of the children in the study are on public assistance programs like wic. and within the past few years, wic has also changed its plan to include healthier options. >> we're making strides to make healthy foods more affordable. but there's definitely still a long way to go. and while eating better is part of what is helping kids stay healthy, experts say parents also need to make sure they stay active. monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> mount washington hospital offers weight smart programs for children 17 and under that need help getting their weight under control. maryland state police are looking for a man they say stabbed a teenager during a fight. it happened in allegheny
county, near lavail. they encountered while walking near the home. police say he stabbed one of the them in the back. police have a warrant but are still searching for him. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in the baltimore sun. maryland's tax-free shopping week gives august the same kind of boost that black friday gives the holiday season. a preview of saturday's navy football blue and gold football game. and a look at standout performances in the ravens' preseason win over tampa bay. for these stories and more, read the baltimore and remember to look for the first warning forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. it may be the best two weeks in baltimore county for foodies. the restaurant week kicks off today. and as gigi barnett explains, kai says yes. it a challenge for chefs to keep the dishes that keep customers like kai coming back. >> ever try bison with mashed
potatoes? or maybe a pulled pork slider, topped with crispy onions? how about home made soup. >> i had at least two whole crabs in my tiny cup. sounds fabulous. >> yes, it does sound so good. >> i know one thing. people are checking their diets at the door. >> reporter: that's a good thing. because baltimore county's restaurant week begins this week. >> it's not really a week. it's a 17-day celebration. >> reporter: baltimore county chief of staff don muller says residents in the county generate more than $1 billion every year. only second behind front gomry county. and it was only three years ago that the culinary event was created. and this year, a record number of restaurants are bringing their a game. >> we're here to show out and make sure people keep coming back. >> reporter: brian harrison is the executive chef at barrett's grill in hunt valley. he says it's restaurant week's six multicourse venue. looking for a taste of something new. >> i have an apple with smoked
bacon. i'm just doing a smaller portion with that. >> restaurant owners say the next two weeks will boost their bottom line, as their customers go on vacation for the summer, restaurant week will bring them back to dine out again. >> it is a shot in the arm for our restaurant. and keeps our employees, you know, cranking and working until the fall starts. >> reporter: restaurant week will hold everyone over. i'm gigi barnett, wjz eyewitness news. >> thanks, gigi. -- for a complete list of all 52 restaurants that are participating, log onto cbsbaltimore.com. it's dinnertime. is it not? >> yeah. did you see those little biddy crab cakes? still ahead on eyewitness news. amber alert expanding. the latest on the frantic searchfor the 16-year-old taken by a family friend. deadly flooding. rain continues to pound the nation's midsection already under water. how many lives have been lost? i'm bob turk. the first warning weather center.
southern maryland. one storm, near indian head. and maybe small with that system. rest of the region, most activity has shifted. and just to the south of annapolis. baltimore north and west, we have bright sunshine. there's a front. we still could see showers. heaviest activity now across queen ann's county. as far as the if the for tomorrow, basically looking at dryer conditions story furthermore. may get up to 86, 87. but low humidity will make it feel a lot, lot better. the next five days, looks like temperatures will still be on the warm side, but eventually,
dryer. high of only 80 degrees. 82, 81 for the weekend. maybe a scattered shower there on saturday. water temperature around 71 degrees. >> thank you. we're still talking about the weather. record flooding. more heavy rain, where floodwaters have already washed out many areas. adriana diaz reports for wjz. the fast-rooz rising waters in tennessee sent emergency responders scrambling to help. >> this is very hard. everything in my house is destroyed. >> it forced rivers over their banks and into homes. >> we just opened the doors as it started draining and let it run out. and now we're back at pulling it back apart. southern missouri, high water forced them to evacuate multiple times.
crews had to evacuate. emergency workers are overwhelmed. >> it's been crazy. parts of arkansas have seen more rain than they normally get for the entire month of august. i'd say it's 10 or 12 feet above the creek bed. and the situation could get worse. rain is posted. adriana diaz, wjz eyewitness news. and an oklahoma woman -- man, rather, droo drowned while trying to rescue a relative. officials following a deadly derailment mast last month. the court investigationing this says the train was travissing 100 miles an hour on the stretch that was only 50 miles an hour. they also found the conductor
was talking on the company- issued phone. last month's derailment killed 79 people. there has been a break in the search for a missing california girl. as jarica duncan reports for wjz, a car belonging to the man accused of abducting hannah, was found. and. >> a car belonging to california murder suspect, james dimaggio, has been found in idaho. and police say dimaggio appears to be traveling with the missing 16-year-old, hannah anderson. >> the blue nissan versa, was discovered, covered in brush. the license plates had been removed. >> reporter: the car was found this morning near cascade, idaho, more than 800 miles from san diego. that's where dimaggio's house was found in flames sunday. inside the burned bodies of anderson's mother, christina, and that of a child, believed
to be hannah's 8-year-old brother ethan, who is also listed as missing. the 40-year-old dimaggio was a family friend of the anderson. authorities say he had an unusual infatuation with the girl. police saw two people with camping gear that matched the description of dimaggio and anderson. >> they came back late wednesday night. and upon seeing some news of the missing hannah and dimaggio, contacted local law enforcement. >> reporter: both appeared to be in good health. >> as far as we know, it didn't look like she was being held against her will. >> reporter: on thursday, anderson's father spoke out to dimaggio. >> the damage is done. just let my daughter go. let her go home safe. let her be with me. and try to mend things from there. >> reporter: dimaggio is wanted on suspicion of murder and arson. >> reporter: and dimaggio's car will be examined by bomb and arson experts.
authority his warned earlier that dimaggio may be traveling with home made explosives. three maryland families are suing boeing over the deadly crash of asiana air flight 214. the suit alleges the maker of boeing 777 provided inadequate training to pilots in south korea. a crash survivor is among those suing. the lawsuits also claim that boeing should have added a low air speed warning for pilots. the plane coming from south korea crashed last month, while landing in san francisco, killing three teenagers. terror alert. the state department is warning americans not to travel to pakistan. tina kraus reports for wjz. the terror threat has led to the evacuation of the u.s. consulate. >> reporter: a threat to the u.s. consulate in pakistan's second largest city, lehore, has forced american diplomats out. the u.s. government ordered all
nonessential staff to leave the area because of a possible attack. the consulate was already scheduled to be closed through sunday, for the muslim holiday of eide. >> this is a holiday, where historically, you have seen muslim terrorists trying to attack. that adds to the anxiety. >> reporter: the state department is warning american citizens not to travel to pacific. but-- pakistan. but they say it is not related to the closure of embassies earlier this week. u.s. intelligence officials intercepted a message from al qaeda's top leader, about plans for a major attack. the state department also ordered americans out of yemen and issued a global travel alert through the end of august. security force are on high alert, as millions celebrate the end.
gunmengunmen shattered, killing six pakistanis outside of a mosque. pacific continues to face a fierce insurgent in its allies. it's also believed to be the home base for leaders of al qaeda. all new stories coming up. beniece is in the newsroom with the latest for us. celebrating life. today, hundreds of people turned out to say their final goodbyes to baltimore legend, artie donovan. feudies. get ready. it is restaurant week. check in for these stories and all the breaking news. coming up at 6:00. now back to kai. a group are now millionaires. dray clark has the story. >> i am so happy for these six people. i'm so happy for them.
>> janes kine confirmed this morning, it was 16 of his employees who hit the power ball jack pot. >> they're really happy. and when you meet them, you'll learn that. >> it was a group of people, young and old. james would not say how they pake picked the group. but they hit it big wednesday night. they'll each walk away with $4 million a piece after taxes am. >> they were all here yesterday. they all came to work. and yoipt to say who is here or not here today. but that's the imiep of people they are. >> it was business as usual. but somewhere, someone is living next door to a millionaire. >> it's very exciting. i just wish i was in the pool. i didn't know anything about it. >> people are also happy
because turn sandy hammered the town. family members say the town desperately needed good news. >> reporter: now the town has something big to celebrate. and soon, we'll meet those millionaires. >> the 16 winners say they'll come forward sometime next week. meantime, they are asking for privacy. >> i'm happy for them,,,,,,,,,,,
susan mcginnis reports, some of the saddest victims, who are horses, have been abandoned because speed has become affordable. >> each has a story to tell. >> most of the stories are sad ones. >> yes. yes. very sad. >> reporter: director darla cherry says owners deserted these horses. 15 in the last month alone. >> some of them call you and bring them and sort of surrender them? >> yes. >> others just abandoned them? >> yes. turn them out on the highway. >> reporter: it's a consequence of the long texas drought. without rain, there's no grass. and hay supplies are so low, prices have doubled or tripled. >> kind of bankrupting the people who own the horses. >> sure. >> once the horses are this
thin, it can take years to the gain back the weight. >> the ones that i get in that are emaciated, i think it does a lot of things to the inside of the horse, where it make its harder to bring them back and keep them up. just because you bring them out and keep themmum doesn't mean they'll survive. >> these owner -- horses will be taken care of. >> we'll keep them and take care of them for the rest of their lives if nobody adopts them. >> some will get strength. others will always need a little extra love. >> susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the meadow haven rescue farm is accepting donations through its website. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. she hired a hitman to kill her husband. was she a cold and calculating killer? or a victim of abuse? i'm derek valcourt at the baltimore county courthouse, with the latest on karla porter's trial, coming up ,,,,,,
at johns hopkins. new measures to keep safer. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. bidding farewell to a baltimore legend. >> artie donovan is laid to rest at the city he called home for a while. surrounded by those who knew and loved him. >> hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> this is the day we say goodbye to art "the bulldog," donovan. hundreds ever people filled the cathedral of mary our queen, to remember the beloved former colt, who so many called friend. wjz is live on north charl street, jessica kartalija was